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Merry Christmas! Ale 2

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Merry Christmas! Ale 2

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Beer Style: Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer  (21A)
Recipe Type: extract
Yield: 5 US gallons

Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer


Here's one that I've shared and has gotten favorable comments.


  • 6.60 lb. Northwestern Gold LME
  • 1.00 lb. Crystal 80L
  • 0.25 lb. Chocolate
  • 0.50 lb. Brown Sugar
  • 0.50 lb. Honey
  • 1.00 oz. Northern Brewer 7.8% 60 min
  • 1.00 oz. Fuggles Leaf 3.8% 15 min
  • 1 tsp cardamom
  • 1-1/2 oz grated ginger
  • 5 3" cinnamon sticks
  • Zest from rind of 4 large oranges
  • 1-1/2 tsp Irish moss
  • 3/4 c. Dextrose
  • Wyeast #1056 American ale yeast
  • Yeast nutrient

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Prepare yeast starter. Crush specialty grains and steep for 15 min. Add LME, brown sugar, and bittering hops and begin boil. At 30 min, add honey, cinnamon, cardamom and ginger. At 15 min, add Irish moss, flavoring hops, honey, and orange zest. Cool, aerate and pitch yeast. Ferment at 70-74^F. Rack to a secondary after 7 days and store at 70^F. After another 14 days, bottle beer.